Ron Howard Reportedly Reshot "Nearly All" of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
After Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard was brought in to direct the rest of the film and fix the things that the studio didn't like.
For those of you who have wondered just how much of the film Ron Howard reshot, according to SWNN and The Resistance Broadcast, he reportedly reshot "nearly all" of it! According to the estimate, Howard reshot about 80 percent of the film. As you might imagine, this led to the budget of the film being doubled.
I'm actually kinda surprised that so much of the film was reshot, especially since Lord and Miller were only a few weeks away from completing the film before they were fired and replaced. I also remember Howard saying that a lot of the footage was "very usable", but as the production went on, things obviously changed. In the end, I imagine that Lucasfilm is very happy with the outcome.
If this is really the case, then it's safe to say that Ron Howard will end up being credited as the sole director of the film. He recently wrapped up production on Solo, which is still set to be released on May 25th, 2018.